Texas A&M University System Student Learning Outcome–Ethical & Social Responsibility
The Texas A&M University System delivers a common set/embraces a common view of important outcomes and is accountable for sustained measurement.
For all TAMU System universities, the rationale for assessing student learning outcomes (SLOs) originates primarily from efforts to maintain institutional effectiveness, which is defined as a process of identifying outcomes, assessing the extent to which they are achieved, and providing evidence of improvement based on their analysis.
Upon completion of their degree program, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and use ethical reasoning for responsible personal and professional decision-making in a culturally and ethnically diverse world.
All criteria met and results exceed expectations with little room for improvement.
Most criteria met and results indicate mastery of objective with some room for improvement.
Acceptable number of criteria met and results meet expectations with room for improvement.
Some criteria met and results indicate need for improvement.
Few criteria met; results indicate need for significant improvement or no/insufficient results reported to measure performance of objective.
2015 National Survey of Student Engagement - Global Perspectives Topical Module
A&M-Central Texas strives to help its entire student body develop a personal code of values and ethics. To analyze the impact of the institution’s efforts in this area, the institution surveyed its 14-15 seniors using the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Overall, A&M-Central Texas seniors indicated substantial growth in this area. 65% of A&M-Central Texas seniors responding to the survey reported that their experiences at the institution has contributed “very much” or “quite a bite” to their knowledge, skills, and personal development in the area of values and ethics.
As part of the institution’s curricular review process, academic programs are beginning to integrate ethical reasoning into programs. For instance, as part of its efforts to become accredited by AACSB, every business program is incorporating additional ethical reasoning aspects to their curriculum. Furthermore, A&M-Central Texas was selected as one of 20 universities to be a part of AASCU's American Democracy Project's Economic Inequality Initiative. As part of this initiative, a 6-part lecture series was held on inequality and youth homelessness.
The institution is looking at additional measures to expand its analysis of ethical reasoning